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William Close and the Earth Harp Collective

Sep 24

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective recently pushed the boundaries of the “performance experience” when they finished third on NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent.” The group received massive praise and admiration from fans and all three judges. William Close is an installation artist and musician who has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments. He is the inventor of the majestic stringed instrument, The Earth Harp, the world's largest stringed instrument.

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CSNsongs

Oct 1

CSNsongs "Celebrating The Music Of Crosby Stills Nash & Young 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale 5/6 for Center for the Arts donors; 5/11 for general public. CSNsongs is more than a tribute band. It is a group of seven New Jersey based musicians that create a full production show paying homage to the folk/rock group that changed music in the 1960s and '70s." All of "Crosby Stills Nash & Young's" compositions are highly respected by "CSNsongs" and are reproduced perfectly as they were originally written, recorded and performed throughout Crosby Stills Nash & Young's musical legacy. The iconic group’s music was born at the famous Woodstock Music Festival when Crosby, Stills and Nash hit the stage and changed the face of folk/rock music forever. Their music continued throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and is still popular and relevant today. CSN Songs helps audiences relive such special musical moments as Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Ohio, Love the One You’re With, Just a Song Before I Go, and Southern Man.

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Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing

Oct 6

Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Shakespeare’s great comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, highlights Aquila Theatre’s 25th anniversary season. Spying, subterfuge, deception, false identities, slander, manipulation and love all take part in this wonderfully entertaining battle of the sexes. Much Ado About Nothing, thought to have been written in 1598, belongs to a group of Shakespeare’s more mature romantic comedies. It is an exuberant, philosophical, and festive play excelling in combative wit, melodrama, and potential tragedy.

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The Lightning Thief

Oct 7

The Lightning Thief 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Tickets on sale July 1. Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Recommended for grades 2-6.


Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD)

Oct 8

Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 12 PM

Tickets on sale July 20. The season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance.


BENISE - Strings of Passion: 10 Year Anniversary World Tour!

Oct 15

BENISE - Strings of Passion: 10 Year Anniversary World Tour! 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale 4/29 for Center for the Arts donors; 5/4 for general public. The Prince of Spanish Guitar, BENISE is ‘Bennissimo!’ in this special 10 year anniversary production called “Strings of Passion”. Armed with his fiery Spanish Guitar, a stage full of musicians, and an international dance troupe, BENISE takes us on a musical journey through Salsa, Flamenco, Samba, Waltz and Tango, fused with classic rock anthems by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Santana and The Eagles…to name a few. Go center stage with BENISE in this amazing production that takes your audiences to Spain, China, Paris, Egypt, India, Cuba, Italy, Dubai, the Heartland of America…and more: the Theatrical World Music and Dance Spectacle that has been called “The Latin Riverdance”.

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On Screen/in Person:

Oct 17

On Screen/in Person: " You Belong to Me 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

On August 3, 1952, Ruby McCollum, an African-American woman, shot and killed the prominent white doctor and State Senator-elect C. L. Adams in Live Oak, Florida. Exploring a case that has haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades, YOU BELONG TO ME, Sex, Race and Murder in the South unveils hidden practices, exposing the truth of what it meant to be an African-American in the Jim Crow South, and examining the long road to healing. There will be a post screening Q&A with the producer Jude Hagin.

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Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer Curated by the GRAMMY Museum ® at LA LIVE

Oct 20-Dec 20

Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer Curated by the GRAMMY Museum ® at LA LIVE 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Curated by the GRAMMY Museum, in cooperation with Daniel Kramer, Daniel Kramer: Photographs of Bob Dylan features more than 40 of Kramer’s photographs from his time on tour with Dylan in 1964 and 1965.

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Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Oct 21

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash’s exciting show celebrates her highly-acclaimed and three time Grammy winning album, The River & the Thread. The River & the Thread (2014, Blue Note Records) is a collection of original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. Rosanne follows her acclaimed Grammy nominated and award winning album The List (2009) with her own poetic survey of places and people of The South on these beautiful and varied songs written with her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband, John Leventhal.

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Met Opera: Don Giovanni (Broadcast Live in HD)

Oct 22

Met Opera: Don Giovanni (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 20. Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece.


Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age - Live in HD

Oct 23

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age - Live in HD 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

Tickets for sale July 1. In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster…


Art Now: Tim Miller:  PERFORMANCE! BODY! SELF!  A performance, lecture & rant

Oct 25

Art Now: Tim Miller: PERFORMANCE! BODY! SELF! A performance, lecture & rant 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

Internationally-acclaimed solo performer Tim Miller is known for his charged performances that tackle challenging social issues, including the culture wars, performance of identity, and queer strategies for the future. Miller shares fierce and funny performance excerpts and speaks about how performance can be used to embolden communities and connect people with one another.

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A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison

Oct 29

A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale May 27. New Jersey’s favorite entertainers will take the stage to share the music of Van Morrison with their friends. Legendary front man Rob Paparozzi (Original Blues Brothers Band, Blood Sweat ‘n Tears) and Master Song Stylist Pat Guadagno (BobFest, The Candle Brothers) will lead an all-star band on a musical journey through the lifework of one of the most influential and unusual artists of our time. Last year’s capacity crowd was mesmerized by an eclectic selection of Morrison’s mystical compositions, performed by an ensemble of Jersey musical nobility that included Pam McCoy, Steven Delopoulos (Burlap to Cashmere) Irish Tenor Steve Reilly, Michael Ghegan (Michael Jackson Cirque de Soleil), John Korba, (Hall & Oates, Phoebe Snow, Roseanne Cash) Tom Labella, Joe Bellia & Jillian Reyes McCoy (John Bon Jovi’s Kings of Suburbia). The memorable evening was highlighted by a surprise visit from ‘the worlds most recorded drummer’ Bernard “Pretty” Purdie. The whole crew is back for a transcendental evening of genre defying music presented by Charles Moran and Christopher Neary on what is sure to be A Marvelous Night ..... You will be healed!

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Met Opera Encore: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD)

Oct 30

Met Opera Encore: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 20. The season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance.


Visiting Writers: Gerald Stern

Nov 1

Visiting Writers: Gerald Stern 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Gerald Stern was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1925 and was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University. He is the author of 16 books of poetry, including, most recently, Divine Nothingness (Norton, 2014) and In Beauty Bright (Norton, 2012), as well as This Time: New and Selected Poems, which won the 1998 National Book Award and a kind-of memoir of a year in 85 sections titled Stealing History, was published by Trinity University Press in the spring of 2012. Stern was awarded the 2005 Wallace Stevens Award by the Academy of American Poets, was the 2010 recipient of the Medal of Honor in Poetry by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was inducted into the 2012 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was the 2012 recipient of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. He was the 2014 winner of the Frost Medal. Stern has two books coming out in 2017, a poetry collection from W. W. Norton called Galaxy Love and a book of non-fiction titled Deathwatch, to be released by Trinity University Press.

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